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Penny For Your Thoughtlessness

| Westchester, NY, USA | At The Checkout, Money, Uncategorized

(I am working as a cashier at a gourmet food store. A lady walks up with one item and a giant jar full of pennies. I ring her up.)

Me: “That will be three dollars ma’am.”

Customer: “Okay, here you go.”

(She puts the jar down on the counter.)

Me: “I’m sorry ma’am, what is the jar for?”

Customer: “It’s how I’m paying. Are you blind?”

Me: “I’m sorry ma’am, do you have any cash?”

Customer: “No I don’t! I’m just paying in pennies for the fun of it. Get counting!”

(She proceeds to dump the pennies onto the counter. I finish counting out the 300 pennies.)

Customer: “Could you have taken any longer?”

(She storms off. The next customer walks up with just one item.)

Customer #2: *without missing a beat* “I know this is going to be $5.01. Can you spare a penny?”